Before Akon, T-Pain, and Rihanna, it was Long Beach, Calif. singer Nate Dogg who rappers called upon for a chorus/hook, guaranteed to be a smash, and he delivered.
From Tupac and Dr. Dre to Ludacris, Fabolous, 50 Cent, and Eminem, Nate’s run as the “go-to” hit maker lasted from the mid-90s until the mid-2000s. Even today, many longtime fans of hip-hop have memories of those hits that pumped in nightclubs and in their cars.
As widely reported, the singer (real name: Nathaniel D. Hale) passed away on Tuesday (March 15) following two massive strokes he suffered in 2007 and 2008. Although friends such as Warren G had previously said Nate was recovering, undergoing extensive therapy to re-learn basic motor-functions, including speech, he lost the battle.
May he rest in peace, and forever be a legend in music.
In memory of Nate Dogg’s successful, long career, we’ve listed our top five music videos by Nate Dogg, or one he was featured on. There’s just too many to list and choose from, but we narrowed it down to five, as best we could.
Check them out below, and let us know you’re favorite Nate Dogg tracks or features in the comments:
Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – “The Next Episode”
Warren G ft. Nate Dogg – “Regulate”
Tupac & Thug Life ft. Nate Dogg – “How Long Will They Mourn Me?”
Nate Dogg ft. Warren G – “Nobody Does It Better”
Shade Shiest ft. Nate Dogg & Kurupt – “Where I Wanna Be
– Dr. Dre ft. Xzibit & Nate Dogg – “Xxplosive” – Watch Here
– Eminem ft. Nate Dogg – “Till I Collapse” – Watch Here
– Snoop Dogg & Eastsidaz ft. Master P & Nate Dogg – “Lay Low” – Watch Here
– Snoop Dogg ft. Xzibit & Nate Dogg – “Bitch Please” – Watch Here
– Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg – “Area Codes” – Watch Here
– Tupac ft. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – “All About U” – Watch Here
– Mobb Deep ft. Nate Dogg & 50 Cent – “Have A Party” – Watch Here
– Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg – “Can’t Deny It” – Watch Here
– 50 Cent ft. Nate Dogg – “21 Questions” – Watch Here